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HERBIE HANCOCK Head Hunters (Finally back in print for 2020, the limited edition Analogue Productions stereo 180gm 2-LP set at 45RPM, mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan K. Smith, plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. The all time classic album first released in 1973, including Chameleon, an updated Watermelon Man and the jazz-dancer's favourite, Sly - all presented in astounding analogue audiophile quality from start to end, one track per side. Gatefold picture sleeve with original art, factory sealed in its perforated loose bag with all 3 hype stickers attached. A beauty!).

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Herbie Hancock Head Hunters - 180g 45RPM - Sealed US 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album)
Tracklisting / Additional Info: Herbie Hancock's masterpiece, now cut at 45 RPM!

The second highest-selling jazz album of all time!

Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan K. Smith

Double LP 180-gram discs plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Stoughton Printing old-style deluxe film lamination tip-on jacket

There are few artists in the music industry who have had more influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B than Herbie Hancock.

In 1963, Miles Davis invited Hancock to join the Miles Davis Quintet. During his five years with Davis, Herbie recorded many classics with the jazz legend including ESP, Nefertiti and Sorcerer, and later on he made appearances on Davis' groundbreaking In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew.

Hancock's own solo career blossomed on Blue Note, with classic albums including Maiden Voyage, Empyrean Isles and Speak Like a Child. After leaving Davis' fold, Herbie put together a new band called The Headhunters and, in 1973 in San Francisco, recorded Head Hunters.

Head Hunters became not only Hancock's best-selling album, but also the second highest selling jazz album of all time (at last RIAA count). It was in 1973 that he gathered a new band to combine electric music with funk, perhaps best exemplified in the pop music of Sly Stone.

Hancock took over all synthesizer duties, along with Fender Rhodes and clavinet and was backed by bass and drums. The opening bars of "Watermelon Man" with Bill Summers blowing into a beer bottle, along with the band's funky grooves and new electric sounds, captured the crossover fans who had otherwise avoided buying jazz records.

Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Hancock's career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on Head Hunters. Drawing heavily from Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and James Brown, Hancock developed deeply funky, even gritty, rhythms over which he soloed on electric synthesizers, bringing the instrument to the forefront in jazz. It had all of the sensibilities of jazz, particularly in the way it wound off into long improvisations, but its rhythms were firmly planted in funk, soul and R&B, giving it a mass appeal that made it the biggest-selling jazz album of all time (a record which was later broken).

Jazz purists, of course, decried the experiments at the time, but Head Hunters still sounds fresh and vital four decades after its initial release, and its genre-bending proved vastly influential on not only jazz, but funk, soul and hip-hop.


Tracks:

A1. Chameleon 15:43
A2. Watermelon Man 6:30
B3. Sly 10:19
B4. Vein Melter 9:10



Condition : Factory sealed from new. This item is unplayed. Click here for more info.
Availability: In Stock - Buy Now for shipping on Wednesday 18th May
Year of Release: 2020
Artist: Herbie Hancock (click here for complete listing)
Title: Head Hunters - 180g 45RPM - Sealed (click here for more of the same title)
Price: £ 89.99, US$ 110.69   change currency
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Format: 2-LP vinyl record set (Double LP Album)
Record Label: Analogue Productions
Catalogue No: APJ084-45
Country of Origin: USA  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Date of Release: Unconfirmed
EIL.COM Ref No HHA2LHE760332 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)
Barcode : 753088008474
Genres: Electronica, Funk, Jazz
Related Artists: Corea Hancock, Grandmixer D.ST, Greg Osby, Julian Priester, Mike Clark, Patrick Gleeson, V.S.O.P.
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